The cable knit turtleneck from Banana Republic.

The cable knit turtleneck from Banana Republic.

Now that the weather is getting a little colder it’s time to think about some fashion essentials that keep you warm and looking fresh.

One of these fashion essentials is the cable knit turtleneck.  One of the earliest forms of these sweaters were created in Ireland and were known as “Aran Sweaters” – where patterns on these sweaters represented families of the area.

Unfortunately, the only patterns you will probably pick up at this time will mean “Gap” or “J. Crew”.  Regardless of authenticity, the cable knit turtleneck will always be a good call when it gets cold outside.


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